Dalicia Raymond is currently a PhD student in Medieval Studies within the Department of English at the University of New Mexico. She previously received her M.A. in English Literature (2013) and Culture, B.A. in English (2011), and B.A in Secondary Education (2011) from Oregon State University. Dalicia’s research interests include Middle English Literature, medieval magic, otherness, and representations of women, as well as medievalism, particularly in popular youth and children’s literature and popular culture. Her master’s thesis was comprised of two articles, addressing a wide range of these interests, titled “Journeying Through (An)Other World: Examining the Role of Magic and Transformational Otherness in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” and “Magic, Muggles, and Mudbloods: Examining Magical Otherness in Harry Potter.”
She has also presented at several conferences, including A Brand of Fictional Magic: Reading Harry Potter as Literature (2012), Informational Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon’s 2014 Oregon IL Summit (2014), Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) (2015), and the 13th International Symposium on Medieval and Early Modern Studies: Magic and Magicians in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age (2016). She has taught multiple composition courses since 2011, including English Composition, Writing in Business, Argumentative Writing, Composition III, and Expository Writing: The Monsters Within Us. She also previously served as a teaching assistant for an online Early Shakespeare course, and is particularly interested in how online and multimodal pedagogy can improve teaching in both online and face-to-face courses. In 2014-2015 she received UNM’s Department of English award for Best ENGL 120 (Composition III) Sequence and served as a curriculum developer for the UNM Lobo Reading Experience program.